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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The On Point Team shares a list of the Olympic sports, if only in our dreams, will land us on the podium. (Talent is not a factor in our selections.)

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults, "Sasquatch in the Paint," is the first in a planned series of novels. (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is with us on turning his own childhood struggles into stories of inspiration.

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Friday, December 20, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke listens to a question during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Fed will begin to reduce bond purchases by $10 billion in January because of a stronger U.S. job market. (AP)

A Fed step back, NSA pushback, Billie Jean King will go to the Olympics. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

So who — or what — is a bully? We asked our guest, Amanda Nickerson of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, for deeper insight into the term.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) look up from the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.  Martin has resigned from the team because of alleged harassment by Incognito and other members of the team. (AP)

A bullying case rocks the NFL. We look at adult bullying in sports and more.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told us that the NCAA ‘exploits’ its student-athletes. He called for athletes to be paid for their work in a $6 billion-a-year enterprise.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults, "Sasquatch in the Paint," is the first in a planned series of novels. (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is with us on turning his own childhood struggles into stories of inspiration.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates' Marlon Byrd, right, is greeted by teammate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Has America’s past-time gone past its time? Major League Baseball playoffs are upon us, but the future of baseball is looking kinda wobbly.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Former Ohio State University head coach Jim Tressel is carried by the members of his 2002 national championship team between quarters of an NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Michigan Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP)

Celebrated investigative journalists Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict go deep with us on the inside story of big time college football.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins line up in the fourth quarter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition football game Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The NFL pre-season kicks off. We talk football with two women who know more about the game than most men.

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Aug 1, 2014
A close up of newspaper front pages focusing on the Ebola outbreak, including a newspaper, left, reading 'Burn all bodies' in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. (AP)

Israel-Gaza conflict at a 72-hour ceasefire. The House votes to sue Obama. Ebola spreads in Africa. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 1, 2014
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero make up the popular rhythmic guitar duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela. (Peter O'Neill)

Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring a heavy metal flavor to flamenco guitar. We’ll listen.

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